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Naomi Osaka Donates Her Prize Money To Haiti Relief Activities After The Earthquake

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Tennis star, Naomi Osaka has pledged her support to the people of Haiti after the country was struck by a massive earthquake.

The 7.2 magnitude quake hit the country on Saturday morning, leaving more than 300 dead and 1,800 injured.

The world number two, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father announced on Twitter that she plans to donate all of her winnings from next week’s Cincinnati Open to the Haiti relief effort.

“Really hurts to see all the devastation that’s going on in Haiti,” she said.

“I feel like we can’t catch a break. I’m about to play a tournament this week and I’ll give all the prize money to relief efforts for Haiti. I know our ancestors’ blood is strong –– we’ll keep rising.”

 Naomi Osaka donates her prize money to Haiti relief activities after the earthquake

Naomi is the second-seeded in Cincinnati Open. For possible prizes, the winner of the Women’s Singles Tournament will receive $ 255,220, the runner-up will receive $ 188,945, and the semi-finalists will receive $ 100,250.

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Takoradi Woman Officially Arrested Over Alleged ‘Fake Pregnancy And Kidnapping’

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Police in Takoradi in the Western Region have officially arrested and detained Josephine Panyin Mensah, a 28-year-old woman who allegedly deceived security officers and the entire country with a pregnancy and kidnapping story, that turns out to be false.

She has been detained at the Takoradi Central police cells.

Josephine was officially arrested on Friday night, September 24, 2021, immediately after the police claimed that she had confessed that her story was a hoax.

“The suspect, Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, has confessed to the Police during further investigations and stated that neither was she pregnant nor ever being kidnapped. The public will be updated with further details,” police said in a statement.

The woman’s mother, who was also kept in police custody on Thursday, was also released on Friday night.

Meanwhile, residents of Takoradi who initially sympathized with Josephine have expressed shock and disappointment at the turn of events.

Some of them who spoke to Citi News urged the police to conduct a DNA test on Jospehine’s first child.

“The current turn of events is mind-boggling. Now we don’t know which story to believe. We all knew that she was pregnant. When we heard that her story was fake, the whole society was shaken to the core. People around the area claimed that she was pregnant, so now it is difficult to comprehend the police’s contrary report,” a resident said.

Another resident said Josephine’s story is embarrassing.

“I’m convinced that she was not pregnant. It’s putting pressure on women in Takoradi, the Western Region and the whole of Ghana. If she actually has a son, the police should conduct a DNA test to confirm if indeed the son belongs to her husband or not.”

“We’ve been shaken by this story. When we heard that she had been kidnapped, we were worried. But we can’t fathom the new development. I don’t trust the story being bandied around. I will only believe this story when I hear from her directly,” another resident said.

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Josephine Panyin Mensah, has been in the news since last Thursday after the media reported that she was nine months pregnant and had been kidnapped during a dawn walk.

She resurfaced a week later at Axim in the Western Region without her alleged pregnancy or baby.

She had claimed that she delivered the same day she went missing and that the kidnappers had stolen her baby.

The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah subsequently claimed Josephine was not pregnant as reported, a claim subsequently corroborated by the Ghana Police Service.

Police conducted two separate medical tests on Josephine at different hospitals, with both reports proving that she was never pregnant.

Josephine’s relatives and neighbours however disagreed with the report of the Ghana Police Service.

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Takoradi Woman Begs For Forgiveness After Confessing She Wasn’t Pregnant

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Josephine Panyin Mensah, the said pregnant woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Takoradi about a week ago, has pleaded with the Police not to prosecute her after confessing she was not pregnant.

The woman at the centre of the controversy on Friday reportedly confessed to a team of medical and investigation officers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region that she was not pregnant.

According to reports, Josephine asked for forgiveness amidst uncontrollable tears from her husband Michael Simons who appears to be innocent and has insisted that his wife was 9 months before reportedly going missing.

She has since been “whisked” to the Takoradi Central Police Station.

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Islamic Televangelist Zakir Naik Takes To Facebook To Seek For Wife For His Son, Lists Conditions

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Popular Indian Islamic televangelist, Zakir Naik has taken to Facebook to seek for wife for his son.

The renowned non-Arabic scholar stated that he is looking for a virtuous Muslim girl of good character for his son Fariq, so they can be a source of guidance and strength for each other.

Naik in the post shared on his verified Facebook page, said a father or relative of a girl who is eligible should respond to his request with the required information.

He wrote;

I am looking for a wife for my son Fariq, a virtuous Muslim Girl of good character, such that my son and his wife can be a source of guidance and strength for each other.

If you are the father or relative of a girl you think is eligible, and who agrees to look into this, I would humbly request you to respond to this post with the required information.

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Some of the conditions listed on the post which has garnered over 11,000 likes and 1,900 comments, include the girl being a practicing Muslim, abstaining from “haraam” activities, willing to lead a non-luxurious life, has a bachelor’s degree in any Islamic field, fluent in English, willing to settle in Malaysia, propagating Islam and many others.

Naik also attached some of his son’s achievements, a brief information of his mother, himself (Naik) and his son’s siblings.

See the conditions below;

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

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